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By definition, modern era would include anyone playing since the 16th century. Sid isn't even on that list.
However, if you even want to look at his Playoff PPG during his career....
PPG playoff leaders:
10-11 Didn't play
09-10 2. Crosby (1. Franzen)
08-09 4. Crosby (1. Malkin, 2. Ovechkin, & 3. Getzlaf did better)
07-08 2. Crosby (1. Jagr)
06-07 15. Crosby
You would think to be the best PPG playoff performer of the "modern era", he'd have to be first in the category at least once in his career.
Your attempts at diminishing Crosby are hilarious. He's a career 1.323 PPG in the postseason. Of active players, only AO is higher. Of course because of the Caps postseason flops his stat is based on 25 fewer games. None of the other guys you mention are even in the ballpark for career PPG.
So yes, Crosby missed being #1 last season to Franzen by .04 ppg, but if I had to choose I'd rather have the player who averages 1.32 PPG in the postseason for 62 games in his career than the one who manages to lead it for 12 games one playoffs.
And for the regular season, Crosby averages 1.388 ppg, which puts him top among active players and behind only Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy, and Orr.
Some Red Wings playoff ppg, by comparison:
Zetterberg: .952 (he's the only active Red Wings in the Top 50 all time)
Franzen : .867
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